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Nov 18, 2012 6:30am EST
institute. >>> thanks to president obama for the confidence, like an old soldier. >> so said david petraeus 15 months ago, september 2011, when he was sworn in as director of the central intelligence agency, petraeus was nominated by president obama replacing outgoing cia director leon panetta. now head of the department of defense. but petraeus suddenly resigned one week ago in petraeus' own words, a quote unquote extramarital affair. the woman in question, paula broadwell who is also married and co-wrote a 400-page biography of general petraeus last year when petraeus was still the top commander in afghanistan. >> it is a portrait of modern warfare. and i tried to show in the back how his ideas are playing out on the ground through the poor traits of three battalion commanders. >> petraeus still has a stellar reputation. a four-star general, with a 37- year military career. he was chosen by president george w. bush to oversee the surge strategy in iraq in 2007. he was sent by president obama to be the top commander in afghanistan, heading isaf, the international security assistance force.
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
employees face criminal charges from the gulf oil spill. >>> staten island support. president obama visits one of new york city's neighborhoods hardest hit by hurricane sandy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporary stop its offensive at the gaza strip with rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the president isisiting to show solidarity with hamas. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing rockets across the border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas sites. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed in gaza since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate even further israeli troops and tanks amassed at the border. >>
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they will have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions until we determine what the facts are and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >> sources tell cbs news that paula broadwell the alleged mistress of david petraeus warned general john allen that jill kelly was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> president obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
's staying with her brother at his home in northwest d.c. president obama made his first public comments about the scandal yesterday. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: it's been revealed f.b.i. agent frederick humphries uncovered the affair after a complaint from tampa socialite jill kelley. today the acting c.i.a. director will be testifying before the house panel and expected to be grilled on the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. so we'll focus on the attacks in benghazi today and tomorrow but when petraeus does testify, we're expected to hear more on the scandal that brought him down. back to you. >> surae chinn live on capitol hill. thank you, surae. >>> in president obama's first news conference since winning reelection last week, he ended up calling republican criticisms of u.n. ambassador susan rice outrageous. the president called out republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain for their comments saying they would block the u.s. ambas
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
because they think she's an easy target, then they got a problem. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >> three people have been killed ter rockets were fired into southern israel from gaza. the first israeli deaths after the country killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >> a popular energy drink, five hour energy is making headlines because of a potential link to more than a dozen deaths. >> c
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
that mr. obama is willing to let the deadline pass, let tax rates go up and spending be cut. if he can't get the deal he wants. >> bill plante in washington. thank you. later this morning we'll ask conservative activity jaft grover norquist if republicans are backing away from his no tax increase pledge. >> two weeks ago sandy battered the northeast. hundreds of homes and businesses have no power. most on long island. the governor of new york is calling for an investigation as mark strassman reports from brooklyn. residents are angry at the lack of answers. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in many hard hit areas have come a long way but not garrison beach, brooklyn. most folks are waiting for power to come back on and waiting for insurance inspectors to show up and for them the storm has never left. in this driveway, soggy possession we found janet, wringing saltwater from her nieces collection. she's surviving on generator power and grip. >> have no heat. i have no electric. what do you do first? >> reporter: two weeks ago sandy flooded this community's 2400 homes. ever
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 8:00am EST
of the central intelligence agency. even president obama only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house from his re-election victory. cbs news homeland security correspondent bob orr is in our washington bureau and good morning to you, bob. >> reporter: good morning. david petraeus was one of america's most revered soldiers and as head of the cia in charge of some of the nation's most delicate operations. word of his resignation sent shockwaves through all of president only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house. david petraeus is not the first high ranking washington official to have an affair. but he is the first cia director to resign because of one. petraeus indiscretions came to the attention of the fbi. they were conducting an investigation into what looked like suspicious emails to a person at the cia and a person at the national intelligence agency. those emails involved paula broadwell the author of a petraeus biography called "all in." she spent time in afghanistan while petraeus was commander there, gathering mater
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
job as head of the u.s. european command. however, president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. secreta secretary panetta issued a statement that saying while this matter is under investigation, general allen will remain commander of the isaf. general allen deny he has done anything wrong. meanwhile, secretary panetta is asking to move up the confirmation of general joseph dunford, allen's likely successor in afghanistan. >>> meanwhile, with david petraeus out, the cia has a new leader. michael morell is a career cia officer who has held a variety of leadership positions and it's the second time he's held the role of acting director. david martin has more. >> reporter: after only 14 months, david petraeus, the supposedly indispensable man, is gone. without warning, a new man, michael morell, must step forward from his post as deputy first to leon panetta, then to petraeus, and take over. jo john mclachlan knows what that's like. he did it in 2004. >> once you're sitting in that chair, there's no one sitting behind you. there's no safety net.
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation the completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. in light of the scandal he will not appear at that hearing a decision that's angered some lawmakers. >> i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: in his place today acting cia director michael morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susa
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
the country from going over the fiscal cliff will be the focus of president obama and lawmakers this week. the president has scheduled meetings with labor representatives, business leaders and members of congress to discuss ways to avoid the automatic tax increase and spending cuts that will go into effect at the beginning of 2013. there is no bigger issue on the agenda in washington between now and the end. year than reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. without an agreement on january 1st the bush era tax cuts will expire and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts goes into effect. that will likely result in a spike in unemployment and trigger a new recession. >> everybody recognizes that this will be a terrible thing for american families, for our economy, for just running the government in a sensible way. >> president obama has said any deal must include a tax increase on wealthy americans. an idea that republicans are pushing back against. >> raising those rates on january 1st would according to the independent firm ernst and young destroy 700,000 american jobs. >> but on "face the nati
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
. >> president obama gets set to shuffle his cabinet. why some republicans aren't happy with who he wants to replace hillary clinton. >>> and a big day here in studio 57. we'll talk with oliver stone, mike huckabee, the billionaire co-founder of instagram, and golfer nick faldo. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is himself being investigated. he sent shirtless pictures of himself to ms. kelley. >> where do shirtless pictur
CBS
Nov 17, 2012 8:00am EST
presidents seem to have it. we'll see if president obama can learn the lessons of history. >>> then the truth about what to buy and not to buy in those black friday sales. we'll explain. >>> how to being a great on the gridiron just by getting in the game. it's the remarkable story. >>> it really is. first our top story this half hour, israel and the palestinians are once again teetering on the brink of war. this morning israeli war planes bombarded several targets in the hamas ruled gaza strip. hamas struck back. a ground war could be the next phase of the conflict. pizza pz in tel aviv. good morning allen and what is the latest you can tell us? >> reporter: good morning. hamas continues to fire rockets as you say, four of them hit a southern city. israelis have been pounding back and expanded their operations. they are hitting hamas infrastructure. one of the targets hit overnight was an office building used by the hamas prime minister. gaza is one of the most densely-populated areas on earth and it's a spill overof civilian casualties something that the israelis want to avoi
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 5:00am EST
so much. today president obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the white house about the fiscal cliff. the cliff of course is that package of spending cuts and tax hikes that will hit all of us in the new year if congress doesn't act to avert it. joining us now with her finger on the pulse of the nation. the co-founder of pock box. thanks so much for coming in this morning. it's a local start-up. what you do is you -- get e- mails from voters and you authenticate them into letters and you hand deliver them to congress. it's fascinating what you guys do. but what are you finding? is there open outcry about the fiscal cliff? >> now that the election is over, we're seeing an uptick in activity around issues remitted to the fiscal cliff and -- related to the fiscal cliff and primarily we're seeing a lot of energy around sequestration, middle class tax cuts, and this is a really tricky time for people. so they're very concerned. >> well, let's take a look at some of the data points that you actually have from the letters that are coming into pop box. let's take a look spec
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
and their wives. >> president obama visited new york. >> i promise we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete. and i meant it. >> hostess will announce this morning if it will liquidate the entire company. are we on the break of a twinkie shortage? >> buffalo wins it to go to 4-6. >> all that -- >> you're welcome. >> you're very handsome. >> so -- >> that's how i roll too. >> -- and all that matters. >> and president obama and four top congressional leaders willamette at the white house for talks on the nation's looming fiscal cliff. >> -- on cbs "this morning." >> nobody likes the fiscal cliff and so much now didn't have much time to talk about it. >> yeah. the sex scandal is all anybody in washington can talk about. i wonder why the country is in financial ruin? >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. so is information cia director david petraeus who is meeting with members of congress this morning. >> margaret brennan is at the capitol where this morning's closed door hearings are being held. >> reporter: good morning t
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 4:30am EST
plus three years probation. >>> president obama is trying to gain support for his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. today he'll meet with labor leaders. tomorrow he hopes to earn the support of business leaders. friday he'll talk to congressional leaders. the fiscal cliff is a series of tax increases and across the board spending cuts which many economists say could push our country into another recession. congress is also going to be working on the fiscal cliff when it comes back to work today. the house and senate have been in recess since september when legislators took a break for elections. both democratic and republican leaders say they do believe some kind of deal can be worked out before the end ever the year. newly elected senators from both sides will get a chance to meet their new colleagues. >>> the department of defense is investigating america's top military official in afghanistan. >> the investigation is linked to david petraeus, the former head of the c.i.a. >> reporter: general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces i
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
orr will bring us the latest on petraeus' resignation in just a few minutes. president obama can add florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming up, a fall from grace. election weekended with a november surprise. the sudden resignation friday of david petraeus as director of the central intelligence agency. the former army general, the most decorated and highly regarded one of his generation, said the reas
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
carren, 9news now. >> president obama will not only have to nominate a new cia director, he will also have to choose his next secretary of state. there hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post and cbs news learned u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice is resigning as well. she's been criticized for her assessments that the attacks in benghazi were prompted by a spontaneous protest rather than terrorism. >>> metro already focusing on the inauguration. today the system started taking online orders for its commemorative 2013 inaugural smart trip cards. they feature a picture of president obama. the card comes with preloaded for a one day pass offering unlimited travel on metro rail on the day it is first used. the cost? $15. you can also use the smart trip as a flash pass for unlimited metrobus travel on inauguration day. ♪ >>> doesn't it look fun? the game is called call of duty black ops 2 but the real name of the game is making money. this video game is not only expected to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, but since the game came out last night at midnight
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
: the attack in libya has become a political issue over when the obama administration knew what prompted the attack. spontaneous reaction to an anti- muslim video or terrorists. now, impressions of the meeting are mixed. >> so much of this confusion arises because of the difference between what is classified and what is unclassified. >> he told us that this was a terrorist attack, that there were terrorists involved there the start. i told him i had a very different recollection of that. >> reporter: he said petraeus testified he had no direct contact in developing the talking points used by susan rice. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. pointed to the film as a potential cause. >> the key is, if there were unclassified talking points, at a very early stage. >> reporter: lawmakers say petraeus was asked little about his admitted affair with paula broadwell. >> anything that occurred with respect to his personal situation had nothing to do with the way he handled benghazi at all. >> reporter: petraeus reportedly was not under oath while testifying. in washington, i'm emily schmidt. >> the st
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
and three other americans. lawmakers are trying to sort out what the obama administration knew and understand why five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was talking about a spontaneous protest. democrats who listened to petraeus testify were quick to defend rice. >> she used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community. so criticisms of her are completely unwarranted. >> reporter: in both hearings friday, petraeus addressed his resignation because of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. lawmakers said the former cia director apologized and assured them his personal situation had no bearing on the benghazi investigation. senator john mccain said general petraeus told him that he never spoke to the president about benghazi. he dealt with the director of national intelligence. on capitol hill, daniel nottingham. lesli, back to you. >>> and top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with the fallout from the petraeus sex scandal. and defense secretary panetta has ordered a review o
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 6:30pm EST
was yesterday. president obama placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery. the holiday was originally known as armistice day, marking the end of world war i on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. it was supposed to be the war to end all wars. we want to close this broadcast tonight by noting the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and those sacrifices made by their families who also bear scars of war. here's michelle miller. >> the guy that came back from iraq was not at all the guy that left. >> reporter: brannan vines' husband, her high school sweetheart, was once the man she leaned on when times were tough. that all changed after caleb returned from two deployments in iraq. caleb was injured in multiple i.e.d. explosions. >> he was not only dealing with p.t.s.d. but he was also dealing with traumatic brain injury which very much changes somebody's personality. >> reporter: and changes the person caring for them. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> reporter: since 2007, vines has been caleb's sole caretaker, dealing with her husband's night tremors, err
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
to take command in iraq and in 2010 president obama put him in charge in afghanistan. last year petraeus retired from the military to become director of central intelligence. the c.i.a. came of age during the cold war, but its role has changed dramatically since 9/11 and we asked david martin to look into that. >> reporter: as head of the c.i.a., david petraeus directed a covert war which required him to make almost daily decisions of life and death. he commanded the drone war against terrorist safe havens in pakistan and yemen which killed hundreds of suspected militants. and he gave the order which is sent a c.i.a. team fly into benghazi in a vain attempt to rescue americans. two members of that team-- both of them, like petraeus-- retired military, were killed on that mission. overnight he went from the best known and great estrogen of his generation to covert warrior. he said he campaigned for the job. >> i wanted this job. this was not a month or two or three in the making. >> reporter: the c.i.a. had been on the front lines since 9/11 when an agency team went into afghanistan ahead
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
. the cia says not. so president obama did sign an order in 2009 outlawing those operations. >>> our health alert tonight, a new study suggests moms that get sick with a flu or any kind of illness that causes fever during pregnancy maybe at higher risk of having a child with autism. the news makes prenatal checkups all the more important. >> i do everything i cannot to get sick. >> reporter: this new mother knows it's important to stay healthy for herself and her unborn baby. a new study suggests that children born to a mother who gets very sick with flu or fever during pregnancy may have increased chance of being autistic. the danish study looked at nearly 97,000 children and found kids had twice the risk of being diagnosed with autism before age 3 if their mom got the flu. the risk increased three fold it the mother had a fever more than a week while pregnant. >> common sense would say it wouldn't be good for the baby to be exposed to high temperatures or to a virus that's in your bloodstream. >> reporter: but scientists say the overall risk is still very low and caution the results are
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
,000. >>> president obama will be pretty busy looking for new personnel in his cabinet. he now has the task of looking for a new c.i.a. director and needs to nominate a new secretary of state candidate because hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post. cbs news has learned the leading candidate to replace her u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. white house sources say rice has performed well on iran and north korea, but she has been criticized over the comments she made after the attack in benghazi and may face tough republican opposition. >>> nancy pelosi asked female democrats in the house including incoming freshmen to join her at a news conference. she became the first woman ever to lead a party caucus on capitol hill. after the mid-term election, she became the first ever female speaker of the house. >>> a teen already behind bars accused of murder is now facing another charge. 17-year-old joshua mebane is accused of killing teresa bass and critically injuring her husband jerry if waldorf last -- in waldorf last month. the couple was out walking their dog when mebane sho
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
with that agreement. today president obama will meet with top american c.e.o.s to get their thoughts. yesterday labor leaders went to the white house to discuss the tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in the new year. if things don't change, tax cuts will expire in january. the tax policy center estimates the average household faces tax increases of $3500. let's look at a breakdown here. the tax policy center is estimating if we drop off the fiscal cliff, taxes could get hiked by more than $500 billion next year, nearly 90% of americans would be facing more in taxes, mainly because of the expiration of a cut in social security taxes and many of the bush era tax cuts simply going away. low income households would pay more due to the expiration of tax credits in the 2009 stimulus. higher income households would be hit harder by higher tax rates on ordinary income, capital gains, and dividends as well as new health reform taxes. in the meantime americans don't have a lot of faith that congress will get the job done here. a new poll shows many americans think lawmakers are simply too far a
CBS
Nov 18, 2012 10:30am EST
in egypt. so that's where i think everybody would like to see it head. obama has worked hard to talk to them to try to steer it in that direction. will that happen? >> the most phones call that secretary clinton has made from the road have been to her counter-part in egypt. and they have been very clear that egypt has a relationship, they have the credibility and influence in the region to push hamas to stop the attacks. now, there is also a fair amount of funding being held up in washington right now that the egyptians need very immediately. remember, they weren't just one of the top recipients of foreign aid. they have a funding crisis. they have literally been to the point where they have had problems paying bills. so there is some immediate leverage to gets them to act immediately. whether that ends up being effective or not is another question. >> schieffer: well, do we think the administration-- obviously, i would guess they're advising the israelis not to invade. but what beyond that are they trying to do? is this an opening to start a-- the peace process to get it started aga
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